A man with a beard and wearing sunglasses was arrested at a New York City Starbucks, according to authorities.
The mugshot of 23-year-old James R. Ransom was published online Monday, and the NYPD tweeted that Ransom had been arrested on charges of criminal possession of a weapon and battery.
Rondo said he didn’t know what the mugshot was about.
He said he was surprised that Rondo was the one arrested.
“I was very surprised that they had him, he’s a good guy,” Rondo told NBC News.
Ransom told police he had purchased the Starbucks coffee to meet a friend.
He said he walked up to the counter and noticed the owner of the bar was carrying a handgun and asked to leave.
He was asked for identification and he gave it to him, but Rondo claims he was then asked to step outside and was taken to the ground.
“He told me he was going to get me some money and I should leave,” Ransom said.
“I said, ‘I’m not going to leave you alone.
I don’t want to talk to you,'” he said.
Police told NBC station WABC they’re still trying to confirm the identity of Rondo.
“They are looking for the person who stole my coffee and who threatened to kill me,” Ronda told WABC.